Upgrading a slackware 12.1 kernel (184.108.40.206-smp) to a 13 kernel (220.127.116.11-smp)
I've been able to manually upgrade a slackware 12.1 kernel to a 13 kernel.
I had to:
- Upgrade the package manager (pkgtools)
- Install xz (utility for xz archives, slackware 13 uses this format for packages)
- Change /etc/fstab to use sda instead of hda
- Change /etc/lilo.conf to use sda instead of hda
- Install the new kernel, modules, source
- Run lilo after booting with a slackware 13 cd (can't run lilo within slackware 12.1 if the lilo configuration is set to use sda devices)
The 18.104.22.168-smp kernel maps sda devices instead of hda devices on the system that i'm upgrading. The 22.214.171.124-smp kernel detects my disks as hda devices.
I'm trying to automate the kernel upgrade by making a slackware package but lilo won't write to the MBR if there are sda devices in the configuration which can't be detected as sda devices on my 126.96.36.199-smp kernel.
I have the following questions:
- Is there a way to upgrade a slackware 12.1 kernel to a 13 kernel without rebooting into a slackware 13 cd?
- Is lilo able to forcibly write to the MBR without checking for existing sda devices?
Thanks in advance.
Thanks for your reply.
The older kernel (188.8.131.52-smp) panics when trying use sda. I also tried passing hda=noprobe as a parameter, this didn't work either.
I know that the slackware 12.1 setup has a kernel called hugesmp.s by default, it does have SATA support right?
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